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Boeing and Sparkcognition to launch Joint Venture Skygrid

US: The American aerospace company Boeing and Austin-based machine learning (ML) technology firm SparkCognition announced plans to launch SkyGrid, a new company that will enable the future of urban aerial mobility. The new company, SkyGrid will develop a software platform to ensure the safe, secure integration of autonomous cargo and passenger air vehicles in the global airspace.

Using blockchain technology, Artificial Intelligence(AI)enabled dynamic traffic routing, data analytics, and cybersecurity features, SkyGrid’s platform will go beyond unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)traffic management (UTM). The platform will enable SkyGrid customers to safely perform a broad range of missions and services using UAS, including package delivery, industrial inspections, and emergency assistance.

“The Boeing and SparkCognition partnership, is unmatched in the industry today,” said Steve Nordlund, vice president, and general manager of Boeing NeXt. “SkyGrid is building the digital infrastructure that will make safe, seamless commercial and personal transport possible for billions of people around the world.”
“SkyGrid merges expertise in AI, the blockchain, security, and aviation to deliver breakthrough technological advancements for the rapidly-growing urban aerial mobility industry,” said Amir Husain, who will serve as CEO of SkyGrid in addition to his role as founder and CEO of SparkCognition. “By offering scalable and robust capabilities in a single, integrated framework, SkyGrid will make large-scale air vehicle applications more practical and accessible.”